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What size line to use

I need to buy new line for cunningham and out haul. What size line should I use? can I use 1/4 inch or 3/16 inch or is that too small? Also what size should I use for my reefing lines? Thanks!
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What size boat ??

I think you will have to tell us what size boat you have, 1/4" is pretty small for anything bigger than about a 20 footer. That small will be hard on the hands.
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It is a catalina 27 '79.The reefing lines are not there and the outhaul line is no the appropriate line and its too short.
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cunningham & outhaul are 1/4in

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Thanks CP what should I use for Reefing lines?
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Factory Catalina 27 reefing lines are 5/16".

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1/4 or 5/16
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post 1982, are 5/16"
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Thanks for clarifying CP. My boat is an 82, and all my associated manuals and notes are at least that "young"

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i know the feeling

mines a '76, I have socks older than that.

best source of info is catalinadirect.com
cajuntrading.ca, catalina27.org, and a couple of yahoo groups.

I found a complete manual on the web, what a pita to read. Oh well, such is life, eh?
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